I have received notice from Senator McHugh that on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will expedite the permanent appointment to Letterkenny General Hospital of a consultant breast surgeon, a consultant colorectal surgeon and a consultant radiation oncologist; and also to ensure the retention of breast cancer services in Letterkenny General Hospital and the immediate introduction of BreastCheck to the region.
I have also received notice from Senator Morrissey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to give an update on the success of Part V of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2002, regarding the output of affordable homes; and whether there are plans to review the scheme and standardise its implementation across the country.
I have also received notice from Senator Phelan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Agriculture and Food to outline the purpose for the holding of the ownership of the golden share in Greencore following its privatisation, as well as the current position with regard to the ownership of sugar beet quotas.
I have also received notice from Senator Bannon of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Social and Family Affairs to clarify the position regarding his refusal to grant an orphan’s contributory allowance or supplementary welfare allowance to the grandparents of two young children (details supplied).
I have also received notice from Senator Feighan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, in the interest of public safety, to give a deadline for when the County Sligo area will participate in the emergency camp west procedures.
I regard the matters raised by Senators McHugh, Bannon, Morrissey and Phelan as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators McHugh, Morrissey and Phelan and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Bannon may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise. I regret I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Feighan as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.